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My Poor Avocado Tree

I had such high hopes for my avocado tree this year. It was looking healthy and had its first batch of fruit; maybe 25 avocados in total. I really love avocados and really really wanted to harvest at least one … Continue reading

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Protecting my Avocados

My avocado tree has avocados for the first time this year. It’s something like 8 years old and it started from a seed sprouting in my compost heap. I’ve watched and hoped and waited and worried and now it looks … Continue reading

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Can I Hope for a Mango?

We’ve had a mango tree for years. Unfortunately, shortly after planting it (2006?) we moved away and rented out our house. The tenants paid for a gardener who used a weed whacker that killed a couple of trees and stunted … Continue reading

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Fruit Flowers

I’ve got a few plants that produce fruit. Some of them are in bloom, some have already spent their flowers and some are stubbornly refusing to even enter the race. I never cease to be amazed at how there is … Continue reading

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Seasonal Food Trees

I used to have a very fixed idea of seasons and food production which matched the classical 4-seasons art works you might find in art galleries around the world. Spring was for new growth: flowers, fresh green leaves and maybe … Continue reading

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Plan C – Possum Pot

My strategy for dealing with possums in my garden has evolved. Plan A – live and let live. Grow enough of everything to provide for the local fauna with plenty left over for us. If there wasn’t enough left over, … Continue reading

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Possum Marks?

Something is climbing (up or down?) my Sydney Red Gum tree. I’m pretty sure it’s a possum (even I can’t blame the bandicoot¬†this time). But whether it’s a brushtail, ringtail, sugar glider or all of the above, I don’t know. … Continue reading

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